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View Poll Results: What city is most poised to become another powerhouse of the South
Richmond, Va 27 9.96%
New Orleans, LA 24 8.86%
Nashville, TN 107 39.48%
Jacksonville, FL 14 5.17%
Louisville, KY 10 3.69%
Raleigh, NC 71 26.20%
Birmingham, AL 16 5.90%
Memphis, TN 2 0.74%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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Auto manufacturing center?
Honda on one side, Mercedes on the other, and lots of aftermarket manufacturers.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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Honda on one side, Mercedes on the other, and lots of aftermarket manufacturers.
It's a bit of a stretch to say this means that Birmingham is becoming a center of auto manufacturing as neither of those plants are in the Birmingham MSA. They aren't far away, but they're not really associated with Birmingham either. I think Birmingham is still more of a healthcare/banking town and actually transitioned to a service-sector economy pretty successfully in the 70's and 80's unlike other cities that were built on heavy industry.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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All of them have a great deal of potential. In different ways. Nashville is an obvious choice. Jacksonville, too. Birmingham has pretty much gotten its act together in the past ten years and is in the process of becoming a distribution and auto manufacturing center with a downtown that is transforming at a remarkable pace. All of the cities have made large strides towards livability, making them more and more attractive to companies looking to expand or even move.
Honestly Birmingham is a joke. It has decades to go to even remotely "catch" up to other cities even smaller. You guys get excited about an 8 story Hotel proposal.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:58 PM
 
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Honestly Birmingham is a joke. It has decades to go to even remotely "catch" up to other cities even smaller. You guys get excited about an 8 story Hotel proposal.
this dude is so over the top when the word birmingham is mention.....no matter what it is....it could be a topic.....birmingham or ISIS he would pick isis...its too funny. him and another atlanta poster can't think of the name right now ( maybe BigATL, or something like that) have a stroke when someone says birmingham. just check their posts
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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this dude is so over the top when the word birmingham is mention.....no matter what it is....it could be a topic.....birmingham or ISIS he would pick isis...its too funny. him and another atlanta poster can't think of the name right now ( maybe BigATL, or something like that) have a stroke when someone says birmingham. just check their posts
First of all I have no idea what you said above?? But just speaking the truth, you blow everything out of proportion in Birmingham like its the next Paris.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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B'ham has a lot of stuff, retail and restaurants.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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B'ham has a lot of stuff, retail and restaurants.
Wow, I did not know that...........
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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nah I thought you said it didn't have anything, was way behind other cities. seems like it has a lot. has enough for most people
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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nah I thought you said it didn't have anything, was way behind other cities. seems like it has a lot. has enough for most people
Good lord, sarcasm........ I have been to Birmingham many countless times and coming in on 1-20 the skyline makes me sad because it is so pathetic. Sandy Springs. GA has a bigger skyline.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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I don't care about skyline myself. A skyline just means verticle office space, nothing exciting
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